The last 18 months have been trying to say the least for all of us. Can we play, can we train, or even socialise. Thankfully it looks like we are coming out the other side and September will be back to the real deal.
In lockdown our rugby community comes to the front and Alfie Martin is a fine example of this. On hearing an ex-college playing friend, Chae Jenkins, had become poorly he decided to do something about it. Alfie is walking over 250 miles to raise money for Chae and Cornwall Mind a mental health charity. Setting himself a target of £3000, he’s smashed it.
I had the pleasure of joining Alfie on the leg from Wadebridge to Newquay. Spending 6hrs with someone you get to understand the motivation and drive of a special young man. At a time when it’s easy to criticise the next generation, hats off to you Alfie. The whole of the Cornish rugby family is with you and wish you luck with the rest of the journey.
Today he’s walking from St Just to Penzance. If you would like to make a donation go to https://uk.gofundme.com/f/cornish-rugby-walk-for-chae-jenkins